Thursday, April 29, 2010

Book flights to India for a luxury mountain retreat

People who book flights to India with the intention of immersing themselves in the country's spiritual culture will find that they can do so while staying in luxurious surroundings.

This is according to Ian Belcher, who wrote for the Guardian that travelling to Ladakh in the north of India offers this kind of experience.

He explained that a new set of home stay options has allowed three houses in the village of Stok to be renovated to provide luxury accommodation to travellers in a sustainable manner.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Kerala offers authentic taste of India

People who are touching down on flights to India may be intending to visit the southern state of Kerala, which one travel journalist has described as offering "an authentic taste of one of the most invigorating regions in the world".

Writing for, Carly Spencer pointed out that, although Kerala is a popular tourist destination, it has managed to retain its "unique Indian charm".

She highlighted the resort of Kovalam, which features "a series of sandy bays and authentic fishing villages" that draw travellers in.

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Tourists book flights to India in search of snow

People who would rather spend their holidays on the slopes than lounging on a beach have been heading to the Indian region of Himachal, it has been revealed.

Representatives from the tourism industry in Shimla have stated that there has been an increase in the number of travellers arriving in the region following a recent spell of snowfall, Asian Lite reported.

Yogesh Behl, general manager of the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation, told IANS that the surge in arrivals is due to falling temperatures in the area, which had been experiencing unusually hot weather.

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Book flights to India for a 'quirky' honeymoon

Anyone who wants a honeymoon with a difference should consider booking flights to India, according to one travel website.

Writers at have made some suggestions for the five most unusual breaks for newlyweds in the Asian country. The region of Kerala features twice, with one recommendation being to take a houseboat trip through its backwaters where "romance abounds" as couples can enjoy candlelit dinners and sleep under the stars.

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Train holidays to India get live TV

People who have booked flights to India with the intention of taking a luxury train journey across parts of the country will now find that they can keep up with news from the rest of the world during their journey.

Asian Lite reported that several luxury train services in the country have now been fitted with live TV equipment for passengers to use. The news provider noted that this is the first time that satellite technology has been used on trains in India to provide this kind of live entertainment.

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Jet Airways to run additional flights to Mumbai

Anyone who has been affected by the volcanic eruption which grounded flights across much of northern Europe for six days could be relieved to hear that one carrier is offering extra services.

Jet Airways has announced that it will run additional flights to Mumbai from London Heathrow, as well as return trips to the British capital, to help passengers that were stranded as a result of the natural disaster. The carrier has also started running its usual flights to Delhi and Mumbai from London.

Additionally, services to the United States and Canada from India will resume as normal, with the airline once again able to stop at its hub in Brussels en route.

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More trains added to Kalka Shimla railway

Anyone who has booked flights to Amritsar may want to consider visiting one of the hill stations in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

Now, travellers will find it even easier to reach one of the region's best-known towns with an increase in the number of trains on the route between Shimla and Kalka. Asian Lite revealed that a special holiday train service has started running between Kalka and Shimla in time for the peak tourist season.

The news agency noted that the train will have space for 200 passengers.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Shimla opens historic landmark to tourists

People who are travelling to India on flights to Amritsar may want to think about adding a visit to Shimla to their itinerary.

Asian Lite reported that the city's Gaiety Theatre has now been opened to the public on a daily basis, allowing visitors to take in its architecture and design. Constructed more than 120 years ago, the Gaiety Theatre has often been the venue for plays which attract plenty of attention.

However, this is the first time that the building has been opened to the public during the day when no shows are taking place.

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British airspace reopens

People who have booked flights to India later this week will no doubt be relieved to hear that British airspace has reopened. An ash cloud caused by a volcanic eruption in Iceland led to the widespread closure of airspace in northern Europe over safety concerns.

However, following six days with almost no flights entering or leaving the UK, the first planes have begun to touch down in many of Britain's airports. More than 95,000 flights were cancelled following the decision to close many European airports on April 14th.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tourists advised to check travel insurance policies

Following the chaos caused by the volcanic eruption in Iceland over the past five days, one newspaper has recommended that travellers take a good look at their insurance policies.

Writing for the Daily Telegraph, Emma Simon pointed out that many travel insurance policies at the lower end of the market offer extremely limited cover. She explained that many of the standard policies on offer are designed to provide for emergency medical care and little else.

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India tour guide up for award

People booking flights to India may well be planning to take a tour around some of the country's sights during their stay.

Choosing the right tour guide is never an easy task in a foreign country, but the World Guide Award from Wanderlust magazine helps to highlight some of the best in the business. One of the nominees for this year's award is Bali Singh, who works in India.

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Ash allows writer to enjoy 'an extended holiday' to India

A travel writer who has been stranded in India as a result of volcanic ash clouding up UK airspace is making the most of his time in the country.

Wanderlust writer and photographer Mark Stratton described his experience with travel delays due to the eruption in Iceland as an "extended vacation" in an email to the publication's deputy editor. He added that he has decided to maximise his time in India by exploring the Punjab for a few days, rather than remain in the airport in Delhi.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Flights to Goa popular for people seeking winter sun

An increasing number of Brits are booking flights to Goa during the colder months of the year to find some winter sunshine, one tourism expert in India has claimed.

Commenting that Goa is "a hugely popular winter sun destination", Louise Newton, PR and marketing manager of Somak Holidays, went on to explain the Indian resort's attractions. She noted that the beachside location "offers incredible value" when compared with other destinations around the world, such as the Caribbean or Indian Ocean islands.

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Delhi 'offers superb food'

People who have booked flights to Delhi later this year will find that there are a whole host of eating options open to them on arrival in the city.

One travel journalist commented that there is something to suit everyone who arrives in Delhi, regardless of budget or taste. Writing for Wales Online, Alison Young recommended trying tandoori chicken and tandoori roti, which she described as "one dish not to miss".

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Travellers 'need to visit India more than once'

There is too much to see and do in India for holidaymakers to take it all in on a single trip, one travel expert has stated.

Louise Newton, PR and marketing manager at Somak Holidays, commented that "one visit simply isn't enough". People who are booking flights to India for their first trip will often head to the Golden Triangle region, which includes Delhi, Jaipur and Agra.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

India boasts 'top secret islands'

People who have booked flights to India and who intend to go in search of an island paradise should be able to find exactly what they are looking for in the country, one travel magazine has stated.

Travel + Leisure compiled a list of the 30 best secret islands in the world, which included the Lakshadweep Islands in India. According to the publication, visitors will find white sand beaches surrounded by blue lagoons where they can relax.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Volcanic Ash Cloud Throws UK Air Traffic Out of Gear

The two volcanic eruptions in Iceland within a month’s span have wreaked havoc upon air traffic in the UK. These eruptions have come after 200 years of silence and it is the second one, which is mainly responsible for the situation. The explosion of the volcano has resulted in the formation of a massive cloud bank of molten ash, which is drifting towards the UK. This cloud is loaded with enough sand, glass, and rock particles to jam up an aircraft engine. Taking no chances, the Met Office issued timely warnings to the Air Traffic Control Office.

Flights to and from the UK severely disrupted

No flights were allowed to or from the UK until Thursday 6:00 p.m. As per latest reports, all flights in and out of the UK have been grounded until 1pm Friday. Authorities have been quoted as saying that the disruption to the flights may last for another day. This spells trouble for thousands of passengers scheduled to travel on and around these dates. All across the UK, passengers were in for a rude surprise on Thursday morning when airport authorities told them that flights have been cancelled indefinitely. As of now, only extreme emergency flights like those of the Royal Air Force are being permitted to ply.

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Indian travel companies in the running for World Travel Awards

People who are jetting off on flights to India for their holidays will no doubt be pleased to hear that the country's tourism industry has performed well at the nominations stage of the World Travel Awards.

According to Grahame Cooke, founder and president of the organisation, India is in a good position. "The quality and quantity of nominees within the Indian categories has surpassed all previous years," he said.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

More travellers 'showing an interest in eco-tourism'

More and more travellers are looking for eco-tourism options before booking flights to India, for example. Laura Greenman, director of Ecoescape, explained that demand for environmentally-sound breaks is increasing.

However, she stressed that the industry is still a niche sector and that more needs to be done to ensure its continued development in a sustainable manner. Commenting on why tourists are opting for eco-breaks, Ms Greenman said: "People are looking for holidays which are both different and memorable and put them in touch with local people and places."

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Qatar Airways launches flights to Bengaluru

Anyone who is looking for cheap flights to India may want to check the options available through Qatar Airways.

This is because the carrier has recently added daily flights to Bengaluru from its hub in Doha as part of its continuing network expansion. Qatar Airways now operates 74 flights to India each week, to a total of 11 different destinations.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Solo travelling 'becoming more popular'

There has been a rise in the number of people travelling on their own, one travel journalist has asserted.

Dan Linstead, editor at Wanderlust, explained that there are a number of benefits to going it alone when it comes to travelling, including making new friends, becoming more confident and trying different experiences. He also commented that "the sense of freedom is addictive".

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Holidays to India 'could become popular with climbers'

People who seek out adventurous breaks may want to think about booking flights to India later this year.

This is because tourism officials in the state of Kashmir have reportedly announced that more than 100 high-altitude peaks in the region will be opened up to travellers this summer.

Many of the mountains which are due to be made more accessible will range from 3,000 to 7,800 metres in height and will mostly be located in the Ladakh Mountains in Eastern Karakoram, it has been reported.

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Madurai 'is beautiful and fascinating'

The Indian city of Madurai, located in Tamil Nadu in the south-east of the country, is a great place to visit, one journalist has stated.

Writing for the Times, Michael Booth described the drive up the Western Ghats to reach the city as "the most beautiful and fascinating of all, traversing an astonishing agricultural diversity".

He noted that the Meenakshi Temple, which takes its name from the goddess said to watch over the temple, boasts "a riot of colourful deities".

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Book flights to India 'for one of the world's best massages'

People in search of the perfect massage should book flights to India and pay a visit to Meena Guring, according to one travel writer.

Adriaane Pielou has picked out her ten favourite therapists around the world and Meena is one of the best when it comes to massages. The Daily Telegraph journalist highlighted a testimonial from Espa founder Susan Harmsworth, who commented that the Indian masseuse "touches the lives of everyone she meets".

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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Omid Djalili 'plans to book flights to India'

Anyone who is considering booking flights to India may be interested to hear that one recognisable face of British comedy is considering doing the same.

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Omid Djalili stated that India is the next country he wants to visit for a break. "It looks like a wonderful place," he said, "I'm going to try and plan a trip there for next year."

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Air France operates first 'green flight'

Travellers who are always on the lookout for cheap flights but who would like to be more environmentally friendly may be interested in the latest initiative from Air France.

On April 6th, the carrier operated the first optimised transatlantic flight, which was specifically designed to cut noise and emissions levels. The airline introduced procedures to make the plane more energy efficient during the nine-and-a-half-hour flight to Miami from Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport.

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Jade Jagger recommends Anjuna night market in Goa

Anyone booking flights to Goa may be interested to know that one of the region's markets is a firm favourite with Jade Jagger. The jewellery designer commented that the Anjuna night market offers "loads of amazing finds".

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the daughter of Mick Jagger noted that there is more to this shopping area than just the items on sale. "Set under banyan trees, this market has the feeling of a mini-festival and goes on into the night," she stated.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Rail journey through northern India 'remarkable'

People jetting off on flights to India this year should think about booking a place on the Maharaja Deccan Odyssey, one travel journalist has advised.

Writing for the Daily Telegraph, Charlotte Cory explained that travelling by rail through the northern part of the country is "like an overland cruise". She noted that the route from Bombay to Delhi provides the perfect opportunity for anyone on their first trip to India to discover the country.

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Commonwealth Games 'will boost tourism to Delhi'

There will be an influx of tourists taking cheap flights to Delhi this year when the city hosts the Commonwealth Games, it has been claimed.

Caroline Eden, writing in the Times, stated that India has invested in the infrastructure in Delhi and surrounding areas, with one notable example being the Metro system. "The Metro from the airport to Connaught Place will simplify the current confusing system of pre-paid dockets and the introduction of Delhi's first fleet of radio taxis driven by women is expected to make Delhi travel safer," she said.

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Experience the incredibly luxurious Jebel Ali Golf Resort & Spa

The cynosure of all eyes in the Persian Gulf, the Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Spa charms its visitors with its impressive architecture, unmatched cuisine and legendary hospitality. Visitors to this exotic beach resort can choose to stay either in the luxurious Jebel Ali Hotel or the opulent Palm Tree Court and Spa.


The   exquisitely designed Jebel Ali Hotel offers a total of 260 well–furnished rooms and suites tastefully decorated in light, pleasing colours. All rooms offer picturesque views of the sea & golf course and are equipped with tea-coffee machines, safe deposit boxes, mini bars and sophisticated bathrooms that spell the ultimate in luxury. The resort is famous for the incredible dining options it offers to its patrons. Not only are guests offered the best of cuisines from all across the world but they also get to sample the finest organic wines and champagnes complimented with some splendid music and entertainment. A stone throw distance from the beach is the luxurious Palm Tree Court & Spa that offers excellent accommodation, dining and entertainment options along with superb conferencing facilities. Offering a total of 134 rooms& suites, the Palm Tree Court & Spa is set amidst tropical gardens that are dotted with fish-filled streams, waterfalls, stooped wooden bridges and viewing decks. Suites in this resort are equipped with a special dine out balcony area that offers stunning, unrestricted views of the sea.


Perhaps the best way to experience the incredible adventures hidden within this exciting resort is to participate in water sports activities like diving, kayaking, catamaran sailing  wind surfing, water polo & water skiing. If the outdoors excite you then Air Hockey, Badminton, Golf, Horse Riding, Squash, Table tennis and Volleyball facilities at the resort would give you the adrenalin rush you carve for. The good news doesn't end there, you also get complimentary shuttle services to AquaVenture, Bateaux Dubai and the surrounding malls; helping you to make the most of your holiday in Dubai. Kids can enjoy to the maximum in this resort as it offers two dedicated swimming pools, pony rides, camel rides, play stations as well as some interesting activity programmes to keep your young ones engaged and involved all day.


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If you are one of those who want your next holiday to be really special then Jebel Ali is the place to be. The hotel undoubtedly stands as the epitome of exemplary service and hospitality in the Middle-East. How about checking it out for yourself?